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Professor Roger Hawkins

Emeritus Professor
Department of Language and Linguistics
Professor Roger Hawkins

Profile

Biography

Now retired, he studied French and Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, and taught French language and French linguistics at the University of Sheffield before coming to Essex in 1989. His main interests are in second language acquisition research, particularly syntax. His books include Second language syntax: a generative introduction (Blackwell), Approaches to second language acquisition (Multilingual Matters) and French Grammar and Usage (Hodder) (the latter two co-authored with Richard Towell). He has been one of the editors of the journals Second Language Research (Sage) and the Journal of French Language Studies (Cambridge).

Qualifications

  • MA University of Edinburgh,

  • PhD Cambridge,

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Karima Ben Abbes
Karima Ben Abbes
Thesis title: The Acquisition of French Morpho-Syntactic Properties: Cross-Linguistic Influence in the Learning of L3 French By Turkish/Spanish Speakers Who Learned English as an L2.
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/2/2017
Woroud Melhem
Woroud Melhem
Thesis title: Investigating Variability in the Acquisition of English Functional Categories By L1 Speakers of Latakian Syrian Arabic and L1 Speakers of Mandarin Chinese
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/1/2017
Hailah Sulaiman A Alhujaylan
Hailah Sulaiman A Alhujaylan
Thesis title: A Computer-Aided Error Analysis of Saudi Students' Written English and an Evaluation of the Efficacy of Using the Data-Driven Learning Approach to Teach Collocations and Lexical Phrases.
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/5/2016
Hatem Mohammed Ahmad Essa
Hatem Mohammed Ahmad Essa
Thesis title: The Acquisition of Morphosyntactic Properties of English Compounding and Transitivity Alternations By L1 Speakers of Libyan Arabic
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/12/2015
Nada Ibrahim M Alkhatib
Nada Ibrahim M Alkhatib
Thesis title: Written Corrective Feedback At a Saudi University: English Language Teachers' Beliefs, Students' Preferences and Teachers' Practices
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/11/2015
Yi Ma
Yi Ma
Thesis title: An Investigation of Speech Production Planning in L2 Speakers of English with L1 (Mandarin) Chinese
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/3/2015
Mohammad Melfi Alharbi
Mohammad Melfi Alharbi
Thesis title: The Second Language Acquisition of the Morphosyntactic Realisation of Causative and Inchoative Events in English and Arabic
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/8/2014
Su-Fei Lin
Su-Fei Lin
Thesis title: The Effectiveness Of, and Students' Attitude Toward, Learning English Vocabulary Through Group Work Versus Individual Work in a Taiwanese University
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/7/2014
Mutsumi Ogawa
Mutsumi Ogawa
Thesis title: The Role of the Mass-Count Distinction in the Acquisition of English Articles By Speakers of an Article-Less First Language
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 14/2/2014
Yousef MMA Alenezi
Yousef MMA Alenezi
Thesis title: Acquisition of Collocational Information in English By L1 Speakers of Kuwaiti Arabic
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 11/9/2013
Hanan Mohammed M Kabli
Hanan Mohammed M Kabli
Thesis title: The Acquisition of English Manner -Of-Motion to Goal and Resultative Change-Of-State Constructions By L2 Speakers with L1 Saudi Arabic and L1 German
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/4/2013
Buthaina Shaheen
Buthaina Shaheen
Thesis title: A Comparative Study of Restrictive Relative Clauses in Lattakian Syrian Arabic and English, and the Acquisition of English Restrictive Relative Clauses By First Language Speakers of Lattakian Syrian Arabic
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/1/2013
Francesco Bryan Romano
Francesco Bryan Romano
Thesis title: Adult Second Language Development of Infl Related Properties: Contributions From Ug, the L1, and Input
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/6/2011
Mohammad Melfi Alharbi
Mohammad Melfi Alharbi
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Research
Awarded date: 7/10/2009

Publications

Journal articles (22)

HAWKINS, R., ALTHOBAITI, M. and MA, YI., (2014). Eliminating grammatical function assignment from hierarchical models of speech production: Evidence from the conceptual accessibility of referents. Applied Psycholinguistics. 35 (4), 677-707

Hawkins, R., Althobaiti, M. and Ma, Y., (2014). Eliminating grammatical function assignment from hierarchical models of speech production: Evidence from the conceptual accessibility of referents. Applied Psycholinguistics. 35 (4), 677-707

Hawkins, R., (2012). Knowledge of English verb phrase ellipsis by speakers of Arabic and Chinese. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. 2 (4), 404-438

Hawkins, R. and Casillas, G., (2008). Explaining frequency of verb morphology in early L2 speech. Lingua. 118 (4), 595-612

Hawkins, R., (2008). Can innate linguistic knowledge be eliminated from theories of SLA?. Lingua. 118 (4), 613-619

Hawkins, R., (2008). Current emergentist and nativist perspectives on second language acquisition. Lingua. 118 (4), 445-446

Hawkins, R., (2008). The nativist perspective on second language acquisition. Lingua. 118 (4), 465-477

Hawkins, R., (2008). Editorial: Current emergentist and nativist perspectives on second language acquisition. Lingua. 118 (4), 445-446

Hawkins, R., (2008). Commentary: Can innate linguistic knowledge be eliminated from theories of SLA?. Lingua. 118, 613-619

Hawkins, R., (2007). The Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy: Lame Duck or Dead Duck in Theories of SLA?. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 29 (02), 345-349

Hawkins, R. and Hattori, H., (2006). Interpretation of English multiple wh-questions by Japanese speakers: a missing uninterpretable feature account. Second Language Research. 22 (3), 269-301

Hawkins, R., Al-Eid, S., Almahboob, I., Athanasopoulos, P., Chaengchenkit, R., Hu, J., Rezai, M., Jaensch, C., Jeon, Y., Jiang, A., Leung, YI., Matsunaga, K., Ortega, M., Sarko, G., Snape, N. and Velasco-Z�rate, K., (2006). Accounting for English article interpretation by L2 speakers. EUROSLA Yearbook. 6, 7-25

Towell, R. and Hawkins, R., (2004). Empirical Evidence and Theories of Representation in Current Research into Second Language Acquisition: Introduction. Transactions of the Philological Society. 102 (2), 131-137

Hawkins, R., (2001). The theoretical significance of Universal Grammar in second language acquisition. Second Language Research. 17 (4), 345-367

Hawkins, R. and Chan, CY-H., (1997). The partial availability of Universal Grammar in second language acquisition: the ‘failed functional features hypothesis’. Second Language Research. 13 (3), 187-226

Towell, R., Hawkins, R. and Bazergui, N., (1996). The development of fluency in advanced learners of French. Applied Linguistics. 17 (1), 84-115

Towell, R., Hawkins, R. and Bazergui, N., (1993). Systematic and Nonsystematic Variability in Advanced Language Learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 15 (4), 439-460

Hawkins, R., (1989). Do second language learners acquire restrictive relative clauses on the basis of relational or configurational information? The acquisition of French subject, direct object and genitive restrictive relative clauses by second language learners. Interlanguage studies bulletin (Utrecht). 5 (2), 156-188

Hawkins, R., (1987). Markedness and the acquisition of the English dative alternation by L2 speakers. Interlanguage studies bulletin (Utrecht). 3 (1), 20-55

Hawkins, R., (1985). Errors in the use of French past participles by foreign speakers and their implications for a model of morphology. Lingua. 67 (2-3), 171-188

Hawkins, R., (1981). On ‘Generating indirect objects in English’: a reply to Allerton. Journal of Linguistics. 17 (1), 1-9

Hawkins, R., (1981). Towards an account of the possessive constructions: NP's N and the N of NP1. Journal of Linguistics. 17 (2), 247-269

Books (8)

Hawkins, R. and Towell, R., (2015). French Grammar and Usage. 4th Edition. Routledge. 978-1-13-885111-5

Hawkins, R. and Towell, R., (2010). French Grammar and Usage [3rd edition]. Hodder Education. 9780340991244

Hawkins, R., Towell, R. and Lamy, M., (2010). Practising French grammar: a workbook [2nd edition]. Hodder Education. 9780340991251

Garc�a Mayo, MDP. and Hawkins, R., (2009). Second Language Acquisition of Articles Empirical findings and theoretical implications. John Benjamins. 978 90 272 5310 1

Hawkins, R., (2001). Second language syntax: a generative introduction. Wiley-Blackwell

Hawkins, R. and Towell, R., (1997). French grammar and usage, 1st edition. Arnorld. 9780844216324

Hawkins, R., Towell, R. and Lamy, M., (1997). Practising French grammar: a workbook, 1st edition. Routledge. 9780340598306

Towell, R. and Hawkins, R., (1994). Approaches to second language acquisition. Multilingual Matters. 9781853592348

Book chapters (4)

Garc�a Mayo, MDP. and Hawkins, R., (2009). Introduction: the interest of article acquisition for theories of SLA. In: Second Language Acquisition of Articles Empirical findings and theoretical implications. Editors: Garc�a Mayo, MDP. and Hawkins, R., . John Benjamins. 1- 10. 978 90 272 5310 1

Hawkins, R., (2009). Second language acquisition of morphosyntax. In: The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Editors: Ritchie, WC. and Bhatia, TK., . Emerald Group Publishing. 211- 236. 9781848552401

Hawkins, R., (2009). Statistical learning and innate knowledge in the development of second language proficiency: evidence from the acquisition of gender concord. In: Issues in second language proficiency. Editors: Benati, AG., . Continuum. 63- 78. 9780826435156

Hawkins, R., Casillas, G., Hattori, H., Hawthorne, J., Husted, R., Lozano, C., Okamoto, A., Thomas, E. and Yamada, K., (2008). The semantic effects of verb raising and its consequences in second language grammars. In: The role of formal features in language acquisition. Editors: Liceras, J., Zobl, H. and Goodluck, H., . Lawrence Erlbaum. 328- 351. 978-0-8058-5354-4

Contact

roghawk@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus